About EcoBiome

Our Mission

At EcoBiome Metals, our mission is to revolutionize the way metals are recovered and processed using innovative and sustainable biomining technology. We are committed to delivering superior results while minimizing the environmental impact of mining.

Our Vision

Our vision is to establish ourselves as the leading provider of microbial technology solutions for the mining and metals industry including extraction and remediation. We believe that our approach to metal recovery can help to drive a more sustainable future, where businesses can meet their production needs while also protecting the planet.

Our Values

Our Team

Marc Rodriguez


An innovative professional with extensive microbiology experience with an emphasis on scientific discovery and product innovation. Mr. Rodriguez has over 22 years of experience working in a variety of industries applying microbial techniques and technologies in oil & gas, microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery, soil microbiology, agriculture, wastewater, bio-mining and business management.

Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez has extensive experience in fermentation processing, crop input management, biological inputs in agriculture, microbial oil & gas applications, and biological techniques for mining.

Scott Schwandt

Vice President of Business Development​

With more than 30 years of experience in multiple disciplines of the energy business, from specialty chemical sales and sales management to oil and gas processing, the financial services industry, to management and executive roles in distribution, Scott’s collaborative leadership defines his success. He has developed and implemented multiple business strategies to service diverse markets by increasing product awareness, market share and profitability, while at the same time developing multiple high-functioning and successful teams. The greatest accomplishment of his career is the ability to take a company of employees and create cohesive, loyal, and successful business units that thrive because every employee is valued, developed, and encouraged to succeed.

Ken Kluksdahl


Mr. Kluksdahl is a seasoned mining executive offering over 35 years of broad-based, senior leadership at progressively greater levels of corporate accountability. Mr. Kluksdahl possesses strong expertise in business strategic development and implementation, major project management, operations management, and value delivery through scope drivers, cost control, and continuous improvement. Past work experience includes executive roles with Sibayne-Stillwater, AngloGold Ashanti, URS, Rio Tinto, Homestake Mining Company and Tenneco Minerals.